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Gardening Helps Older Adults Feel Happier and Healthier

Posted by ComForCare on Apr 16, 2019 8:00:00 AM

For some, there is nothing more refreshing than digging their fingers into warm earth or biting into a sun-ripened tomato fresh off the vine. There is a basic human feeling when planting seeds or bulbs — a sense of achievement and nirvana. However, gardening not only feels good, but it is also good for you. In addition to growing nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables, here are some of the other benefits of gardening.

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Topics: Aging, Activities and Lifestyle, Healthy Living

Hoarding Can Be a Hazard for Your Older Loved One - Part 1

Posted by Haley Kotwicki on Apr 2, 2019 8:00:00 AM

While my grandpa and grandma lived in their independent living community for seniors, my mom and I would visit a couple of times each week to help with the light cleaning, such as dusting and vacuuming. The clutter we mostly left untouched until after my grandpa died. What we found was amazing: newspapers going back months, some aged candies and so on. I know, the situation could have been more challenging – they could have been hoarding.

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Topics: Aging, Healthy Living

Animals Can Make Older Adults Happier and Healthier

Posted by ComForCare on Mar 26, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Animals can make great companions for older adults who live alone or want the company of a furry friend. But, before you adopt a pet, make sure that your loved one is onboard with the idea. 

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Topics: Activities and Lifestyle, Healthy Living

Respite Care – Helping Family Caregivers Rest and Recharge

Posted by ComForCare on Mar 12, 2019 8:00:00 AM

At some point in their lives, it’s estimated nearly half of all Canadians will become family caregivers. This means they provide some sort of unpaid care to a family member or friend who has a long-term health condition, disability or aging needs.

While caregiving can be a spiritually elevating and rewarding experience, it also can put a strain on the caregiver emotionally and physically.

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Topics: Home Care Planning, Caregiving

Heart Disease 101: Get Heart Smart This February

Posted by ComForCare on Feb 14, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Heart disease is one of the most common health concerns in Canada, affecting 1 in 12 Canadian adults. It’s also the second leading cause of death in Canada. February is Heart Month - a time to learn about the importance of cardiovascular health. 

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Topics: Healthy Living

Show Yourself Some Love With Self-Care

Posted by ComForCare on Feb 7, 2019 1:00:00 PM

On Valentine’s Day people send tokens of love to special people in their lives, but some people tend to forget to show themselves some love. This is especially true for family caregivers. 

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Topics: Caregiving, Healthy Living

Millennial Caregivers: A Growing Population in Canada

Posted by Haley Kotwicki on Jan 16, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Sometimes Millennials get a bad rap. Some might refer to them as apathetic, entitled or self-involved. But, these are just bad stereotypes. Let’s put a face to the 10.1 million people who make up the Millennial generation: Mine, for instance.

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Topics: Caregiving

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